CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — James Monroe’s Highland will host Home Educator Day on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Home educator families will enjoy a variety of enhanced offerings including:
- Appearances by James and Elizabeth Monroe
- War of 1812 militia demonstrations
- Historic land surveying
- Wool spinning demonstration
- Historic cooking and textile production
- Cross stitch sampler programs
- Historic games and crafts
- Walk-through of the presidential guest house from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
“Home Educator Day at Highland is a great way to experience a wide array of interactive activities and historical demonstrations that appeal to all ages,” said Education Programs Manager Nancy Stetz. “We are excited to expand our offerings this year with a historical surveying activity and an outreach program from the Frontier Culture Museum.”
Home Educator Day at Highland is $5.00 for participants and adult chaperones. Children under 6 and Monroe’s Farm Friends are FREE. Online registration is suggested at https://highland.org/event/2019-home-educator-day-at-highland/. Online registration will close on November 5, 2019.
About James Monroe’s Highland
Highland, the home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, is adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the property was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. Highland interprets the period of Monroe’s public career, including the historic experiences of enslaved African Americans who lived on the property. Acquired by William & Mary (Monroe’s alma mater) in 1974, Highland offers tours each day, hosts community and private events, and features a robust museum shop including a Virginia Artisans Room. For hours, directions and more information, visit highland.org or call 434-293-8000.